If we are indeed to hold together as a church and a Communion, we need a framework and a shared understanding that will last.
Lord Williams of Oystermouth is inter alia an impressive poet and translator of poetry, and each Advent, I’ve found myself returning to one of Williams’s poems: “Advent Calendar.”
Might it be that theological insight is most likely to occur in the state of “vulnerability and unprotectedness,” in those moments that seem very dark indeed? There might be evidence for this in the thought of Bonhoeffer and Merton.
What does being Christian entail? What distinguishes the Christian community from other communities? What do the diverse Christian traditions hold in common?
Hard to believe the suggestion that Rowan and Benedict are anti-Thomists. But perhaps they did resist a contemporary “stripping of the altars.”
Archbishop of Canterbury: “God expects us to be disciples today, not the day after tomorrow.”
“All contemplating of God presupposes God’s own absorbed and joyful knowing of himself and gazing upon himself in the trinitarian life.”